More on Windows 7, bitmap fonts and DPI settings

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

This post is a follow up to the previous post on the topic which discussed how you can use the registry editor to adjust the font files used for bitmap fonts to restore them to the default 100% DPI size.  If you have not read the previous post, please use the link below:

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Windows 7, bitmap fonts and Microsoft Dynamics GP

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

I have a story to tell….. and it even has a happy ending.

During the last week of August 2009, I was over in Sydney at the Microsoft Office in North Ryde for meetings and to catch up with my Australian based colleagues on the Asia Pacific support team for Microsoft Dynamics GP.  While there I downloaded the DVD images for Windows 7;  both the internal Microsoft IT Windows 7 Enterprise build and the Windows 7 Ultimate RTM build.

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What does the Preprinted Form option on the Report Definition window do?

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

When working with the Report Writer to print a report onto a preprinted form it is important to ensure that the report prints to the same position regardless of the printer or printer driver used. This article explains the option that allows a report to always print in the same physical position.  This can also be handy for plain paper reports; for example: An invoice that had an address which needs to show through a “windowed” envelope.

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Any Font in the Dexterity Script Editor

Patrick Roth - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article Patrick Roth originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

Aren’t secrets fun?  And while having a secret is fun in and of itself, it is also fun to share them from time to time (and allowed to share them).

The secret today is an undocumented feature that I believe was added to 10.0 SP2.  As an undocumented feature, this means:

  • It might not work for you
  • It might cause “issues”
  • Don’t ask support about it if it causes “issues”
  • Might not work in the future

That said:

  • I can’t see why it wouldn’t work
  • I don’t see what issues it would cause and is completely reversible

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How to get large amounts of text to look good on a report

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

I have seen a number of occasions where a consultant has been asked to add a paragraph of text to a graphic report and has found it almost impossible to get the text to display nicely in both screen and printer outputs.

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How to change the font used for Text Reports

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

When printing Text Reports for Microsoft Dynamics GP to a laser printer they are usually printed using the built in Courier printer font.  The following article describes how the font typeface and size can be controlled by settings in the DEX.INI defaults file.

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